Different coloured ballot papers for MPs and MLAs

Different coloured ballot papers for MPs and MLAs

June 23, 2017

New Delhi: For the upcoming Presidential election, there will be green-coloured ballot papers for Members of Parliament and pink for Legislators who vote on July 17.

The value of a Legislator’s vote depends on the population of the State he or she represents. But the value of the vote of a lawmaker doesn’t vary — it is 708. Hence, the different colour of ballot papers will help the Returning Officer count the votes based on the value.

The total value of the Electoral College is 10,98,903.

The Electoral College which elects the President through the system of proportional representation comprises elected Law-makers (776) and Legislators (4,120).

While 233 are elected members of the Rajya Sabha, 543 are from the Lok Sabha.

In a set of directions issued to the States, the Commission has said that while the ballot papers for use by elected members of both houses of Parliament shall be printed on green-coloured paper, those for use by elected members of Legislative Assemblies shall be printed on pink coloured paper.


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